• Poor weather prevents Presidential Jet from landing in Borgu

    Poor weather prevents Presidential Jet from landing in Borgu

    Poor weather visibility yesterday morning, prevented the Presidential Jet conveying the Senate President, Bukola Saraki from landing at the 99 Air Combat Group Training base in Kainji.

    After showing up in the sky at the Borgu Air Force Base at about 11.42am, the Control Tower at the base described the weather as hazy and did not give clearance for the plane to land.

    Consequently, after hovering in the sky for more than 20 minutes, the Senate President’s jet was forced to return […]

  • Air Peace dismisses report of aborted landing at Owerri airport

    Air Peace dismisses report of aborted landing at Owerri airport

    Air Peace has denied a media report claiming that one of its aircraft aborted landing due to cows that allegedly strayed into the runway of the Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri, Imo State.

    The report with the headline: “Plane aborts landing as cows take over Owerri airport runway” published on Friday alleged that Air Peace’s pilot aborted landing when he “discovered that the runway had been invaded by cows.”

    The report quoted a certain “Mr. Richard Akinnola,” who was allegedly on the […]

  • FG asks Lagos to refund billions of naira collected in wharf landing fees

    FG asks Lagos to refund billions of naira collected in wharf landing fees

    According to reports, the federal government has asked the Supreme Court to declare the Lagos State Wharf Landing Fees Law No 5 of 2009 unconstitutional and to order the state to refund all the monies collected through the law.

    The law was passed in 2009 when Babatunde Fashola, now the Minister for Power, Works and Housing, was the state governor. It imposes levies which vary from N1,000 to N3,000 on consignments transported from Lagos ports into the local government areas of […]

  • Dubai-bound Plane forced to make emergency landing in Lagos due to poor health status of a passenger who ingested cocaine

    Dubai-bound Plane forced to make emergency landing in Lagos due to poor health status of a passenger who ingested cocaine

    An Emirates flight EK 262 from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, made an emergency landing in Lagos due to the deteriorating health condition of a suspected cocaine trafficker who was onboard the plane yesterday May 28th.

    Screening by the NDLEA officials found four passengers positive for drug ingestion who are currently under interrogation. One of the suspects in critical condition was immediately hospitalized as doctors battled to save his life.

    Speaking on the incident, the NDLEA commander at the Murtala […]